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, but then they panned it, got fired immediately after it, and in a weird ending of his tenure. i bet the momentum that pandett it gave the bank continues and the story is calming down. after it closed thursday we get results from capital one. you want a great growth opportunity? i bet capital one is one of the best we hear from. terrific credit card franchise augmented by the recent acquisition of banking assets from ing. i like this stock. then there's intel. what can intel do about the fact that personal computer saultz finished down 6% last year? a staggering decline. do nothing. the new ceo beckons and maybe something is missing. i don't think so, though. there's more to life than a good semi conductor company. my charitable trust prefers qualcomm. general electric reports on friday. this is a huge friday. i'm going to get fired up. get up at 2:30 really. used to the cnbc alarm clock. the bar has been set low by management at an analyst meeting last month. they said some things that were disappointing. i think that's terrific news from ge shareholders because it gives them a chance to beat ex
company with real products, customers, and solid management. ackman bet one billion dollars against herbalife's stock, and called for the ftc to shut it down. herbalife shares were down 70% at $39 thursday. the nomination process for the next treasury secretary is moving forward with president obama naming jack lew as his pick. "i trust his judgement, i value his friendship, i know very few people who have greater integrity than the man to my left." lew currently serves as the chief of staff in the obama administration and could become treasury secretary when timothy geithner leaves later this month. joining us now via skype with insights is jim bianco of bianco research. how is wall street responding? > > lukewarm on the jack lew nomination. they're not really that thrilled. > other than lew's poor penmanship, how well will lew's no-drama approach play out in the upcoming debt ceiling talks? > > in the debt ceiling talks it is going to be interesting. other than the no drama, he has got a history of being confrontational with republicans, and that is going to be difficult because t
depot and frank blake, the management here has been taking share aggressively and i bet the post-sandy rebuild will be terrific for business. i see another fantastic year for the home despot. disney with remarkably resilient espn numbers. i think the stock can go up 10% from here easily. it's already started to recover, meaningfully from the so-called disappointing quarter. that fourth quarter rally in the financials gave new life to jpmorgan, american express, travelers the insurance company up 21%. i don't know if these can maintain that pace. i'm not as bullish. jpmorgan seems to fail at these prices. fail the stock, not the company. the company is doing fine. unless they are allowed to return to shareholders, my hope, i fear the company won't be able to repeat the performance. american express seems tapped out, prefer mastercard, visa and travellers is a fabulously run company. it's not one you expected expect to go up 21% over 21%. how about general electric? it advanced 17% despite downbeat chatter, analysts being too downbeat if you ask me. and an oil and gas kicker could
are betting particularly in the bond market right now that a deal is going to get done. charlie gasparino has the latest, watching the bond side of this. >> right. if you saw the stock, the stock has obviously jumped since news first broke that there may be a leveraged buyout led by michael dell, right, the founder, and silver lake partners. okay, what's interesting about this, you see the stock kind of traded up and then down a little bit, but what's really interesting is the bonds. that kind of tells a bigger story. if you look at the bonds before the deal, they were trading about 118, that's the price, okay? they're now trading at about 100. if you look at a chart, and we don't have a chart, but if you look at a yield chart, the yields have gone, i mean, this is -- it looks so dramatic, what's going on here. and it looks like investors are betting begtime that this deal does happen. why is that? well, it's a leveraged buyout. you administer bonds to it, you know, you issue more bonds, and that depresses the price of what's currently out there. so that's what's going on right now. i will te
with more on the big bet. jon? >> reporter: maria, there's often a sell on the news effect with these events and also the reviewers, pretty universally positive on this device, but of all the reviewers i spoke to, i said would you dump your current phone for it? he said, i don't know. there's a question is this good enough? the u.s. launch comes in early march. that's a positive. it's not a thing where they are announcing it and maybe we'll get it in six months so that's good and alicia keys is joining rim as areat director. i spoke to torsten heinz in the last hour about what that means. he said she will be working on a project basis and will marshall troops behind her and bringing her message to the world. maybe that will help turn things around. more devices are coming this year. they will try to bring the bb-10 operating system to lower price points. maybe that expand the market a bit. smartphones are really growing and trying to grow in markets like north america which are largely saturated so those lower price points could be important for them. the big question though, will consumers
is not responding to that lawsuit. >>> it's just turning over to 8:21. when it comes to the super bowl, you can bet on anything from beyonce's hair to players ending up in jail. a rundown of the more outrageous super bowl bets. >>> look outside, check out our weather. this is how we look outside, meteorologist mark tamayo will tell us about the warmer weather ahead as we get ready for super bowl sunday. >> good morning. traffic on 280 northbound. that looks pretty good getting up to highway 17. we'll tell you more about the trouble spots in the bay area. ao >>> 8:24. the city of new orleans is using the super bowl to show that it's recovering from hurricane katrina. thousands of reporters attended a super bowl media party last night. the gala included live music and performers on stilts. it was staged in a warehouse where mardi gras float floats are built. >> wonderful. the tourism and -- it just puts on a happy face for everybody. we're back, good to go, come visit us. wonderful. >> remember the movie "the blues brothers" they sang to the crowd. they were dazzled by cirque du soleil acrobats dangl
that much. boeing, when they reported, i bet you boeing up side, surprise. i found ge was good. i thought schlumberger was great. some companies not so great. it's a mixed picture. >> you mentioned boeing. interesting development in the investigation, the japanese reportedly focusing on the battery itself. and that supplier. u.s. regulators say the fire in boston, the battery didn't exceed its output standards, so maybe it's a wiring issue, maybe it is a circuit board issue. a wrinkle there. >> the investigations in japan and here taking different routes. all of which may add up to the dreamliner not coming back quite as soon as they'd hoped. >> someone screwed up. product liability. it's not so clear that the japanese company -- it's not that big. we look at the size of it. but people have insurance. and i think that boeing could be doing some collecting. >> yeah. finally, on the market, interesting article today in the journal again saying perhaps we're underestimating how much stock is being bought back. yes. that is still an underlying theme as we head further into this year, which is
. i wouldn't bet against alcoa. no matter what i need you to give a listen. clause tells you how each market is doing. he's brilliant and tells it to you in a witty way. it's the drol east german sense of humor perhaps. on wednesday we'll take a break from earnings and listen to walgreens symbol wag. the drug star, the cohort has been significant of late. i'm waiting for the multi country initiative now that the tiff with express scripps is in the rear-view mirror. given the strength of global markets its go international strategy might be just right for investors. by the way, the stores, i would sleep in them if they let me. they're fabulous. i like the story. thursday, oh, boy. oh, man. claymation death match coming. herbalife telling you why they are dead wrong for shorting it. to be fair it has to put up great numbers for years now. the ceo might be the most combative and passionate of any executive. i bet he takes the offensive against the most motivated to destroy a company which is the campaign by short seller bill akman to derail herbalife. where do i come down on this dispute
, they plummeted. aubrey bet the company on the idea that natural gas would not only become the natural power generated fuel it is becoming overtaking coal, but it would also become a major surface vehicle fuel, the latter which makes so much sense, simply didn't happen or take off in time to boost chesapeake. aubrey is saying he's retired, but other sources are saying he was forced out. a victim of the ways that have always been his hallmark. but just at the exact moment when he departs, rich kinder, the dean of t complex in the u.s. swoops up the partner in pipelines in order to get more exposure to the transfer of, you guessed it, natural gas and natural gas liquids from the eagleford shale among others, two refineries that can turn fuel into plastic. kinder's saying the revolution that aubrey bet his company on is now upon us. aubrey didn't get there in time. i believe that chesapeake's decision to remove the man who has discovered more nat gas and liquids than anyone else on earth will mark the bottom in pricing for oil natural gas. kinder morgan knows they will need that pipe from the
you didn't say. okay we're even on that one. we can't bet on this. >> no. we're both winners. if "lincoln" wins keith looses. >> now, let's go on to best actress. >> jessica chastain for "zero dark thirty" and helen mirren for "hitchcock." naomi watts for the "the impossible" and rachel wise for "the deep blue sea." >> i'm going with helen mirren. >> i'm going with naomi watts. >> why? >> because i want to be different than you. and you -- >> have you seep the movie? >> but you took my answer, helen mirren. >> that was your answer, too? we're thinking alike these days. all right. we'll come up with something we'll bet. let's go to best actor. daniel day lewis in "lincoln." next on the list? >> we've got richard gear in "arbi. the -- arbitroj." and denzel washington i like him but i'm going with daniel day lewis and all the critics say he's going to win. >> i think so, too. he spent so much time looking like lincoln. he looks so much like him you can't not give him the award. >> i hear he's terrific. >> i've only seen lincoln on money and old pictures but that's what i imagine
's a good bet? do you see what i'm saying here? >> that's correct. and a lot of these, so-called legacy securities, if you think about the market. this is approximately a trillion dollar mortgage market. so there is still a lot of these legacy securities or legacy loans out there the in market. at the same time, all the newly originated mortgages, which are mortgages originated over last couple years are better quality borrowers because banks stepped away from lending. right now we're focused on legacy securities, again 2006 and prior. there is lot of those loans out there still. but as, we continue to evolve, the newly originated mortgages will be a great place to invest in the long run. cheryl: that was going to be my question, was, the credit profile. what type of credit profile are we talking here? particularly let's focus on the new ones. >> yes. cheryl: the older mortgages are higher quality but the new ones, what is that profile right now? >> that a great question. a lot of mortgages right now if you're a borrow are looking at a getting a nongovernment mortgage, unless you're a p
as three times bullish bet on the real estate sector. itb was up. portfolio consists of construction related stocks. roof, this is real estate small cap etf all of them making new highs. sandra: another big winner in today's session was the chip equipment stocks the sector got a lift following strong results from kla ten core. kla was the top performer followed by lam research and asml which was up 4%, david. david: let's tell you what we have got planned for this afternoon because we've got a busy show. timothy geithner saying good buy to his job as secretary treasury. jack lew is the nominee, the person that coo be taking over. guess what is a lot, a lot more partisan than tim geithner that worked for both republicans and democrats. steve forbes tells us what that can mean for policy going forward. sandra: howard lutnick, ceo of cantor fitzgerald, shares his investing ideas for 2013. the prime minister of haiti, he talks about the big roll the private sector is playing in the rebuilding of his country and his economy. david: before we get started on this hour, we want to tell you w
'll see how it plays out. cheryl? cheryl: plan to report on that. peter, thank you. >> you bet. cheryl: closing bell will ring, 52 minutes to go. southwest airlines, quarterly earnings topping analysts' estimates. bookings not too shabby with a 52-week high. the business traveler coming back? a conversation with gary kelly is next. plus, liz claman on the scene in switzerland, liz? >> it's in full swing, and we are too on fox business. coming up on this hour of "countdown to the closing bell" heavy hitters from coca-cola ceo to the ceo of merck, and the ceo of cisco giving his 2013 outlook. that's all coming up here on fox business. ♪ twins. i didn't see them coming. i have obligations. cute obligations, but obligations. i need to rethink the core of my portfolio. what i really need is sleep. introducing the ishares core, building blocks for the heart of your portfolio. find out why 9 out of 10 large professional investors choose ishares for their etfs. ishares by blackrock. call 1-800-ishares for a prospectus which includes investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. read an
.m. >> i know, i know. >> will the market react? >> there's a better bet right now on the government working this out and the worst scenario not coming to pass. i will tim you, maria, reading a lot of interesting scenarios given the government cash flow, how you can keep the government oh. i think we don't default because we have the cash flow to pay interest on debt, but you can like close down the department of education and justice and make your social security payment and pay your vet rarngs not the military. >> unreal. >> different ways to work, $270 billion coming in and if you get rid of the deficit spending, we can service the debt and keep parts of the government open. >> right. >> but none of it is going to be pretty. >> if it's so easy to close down agencies, why do they exist? i'll leave you with that. thanks to both of you. placing his bet on a new tablet. fittingly they are doing it in business. the head of hewlett-packard's computer business will be with me from the electronics show and why this will be different than past attempts which did not work out for hewlett-pa
for competitors? i mean, how important is this given the fact that so many technology companies are betting on this enormous population in china and throughout asia? >> it would be a huge loss for apple. i mean, they are already seeing subscriber share for the iphone in china go down to companies like samsung and lenovo so this would be a pretty big loss. they would have to figure something else out in the country. >> yeah. david. can you address the issue of the margins? i mean, that seems to be the single most issue, most important issue affecting the way people feel about this company. margins are compressing. they are not growing nearly what they were before. if apple comes out with an iphone mini, that's only going to hurt margins even more as it tries to establish itself in emerging markets like china. >> well, that's right. i mean, apple had the best of both worlds. they could sell a premium products at ridiculously high margins and grow faster than anyone else. that is clearly being challenged, but as i say, the stock right now after this decline over the last couple of months refle
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hovering in the $40 range. >> it's more a bet on the financial engineering skills of eddie lampert. and what his future plans are, that's up for anybody to decide. but it looks like, with him taking the reigns of the company, it's more going to be a breakup mode right now for sears. >> reporter: hartzell says the likeliest bet is lambert will try and sell-off some of sears' most well-known brands like lands end and kenmore. and he says don't forget the retailer's home appliance repair business, where margins are high. ruben ramirez, "n.b.r.," new york. >> tom: stocks eased lower today for the second session in a row. it wasn't a dramatic move with the s&p 500 trading in a ten- point range with trader focus falling on quarterly earnings and forecasts. the index pared back earlier losses to end lower by just 0.3%. trading volume was 691 million shares on the big board and 1.75 billion on the nasdaq. the telecommunications sector saw the heaviest selling, falling 2.7%. the industrial sector was down 0.8%. now, it was the big phone stocks weighing on the telecom sector with both a.t.&t
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to create a good structured portfolio, then you can make your bets. but this is a whole conversation on how to invest. >> here's a question just about bets. you know, you're making the argument, and explaining the need to have a diversified portfolio. but most people have diversified portfolio follow the market. meaning, whatever the s&p 500 is ultimately you're going to be up or down, somewhere around there. you, and some of your peers consistently outperform the market. and you do that, i assume, by making bets. >> we break it into two parts. we have two basic portfolios. there is the strategic asset allocation mix. which we call all weather and that just hassing to to do with bets. it has to do with how to make all the assets the same risk parity. call risk parity. the problem is, when people try to diversify, and they own equities and equities has a volatility. >> right. >> that's large. or they own assets that do well when the economy does well and doly when the economy does badly they have a concentration of their risk in some assets. >> right. >> they need to have. they need to chang
along. i also am somewhat of a contrarian in china and the far east. i think things are going to bet better as the year progresses, the eurozone should benefit from the easy monetary policies that they've seen and we don't, we're not even arguing about a financial crisis in the eurozone right now. interest rates have come down in the harmed countries, so when i wrap it all together and i've got about ten other reasons why i like the stock market. i think the market is probably going to be up what it was this year. about 13% or so. i'm -- >> double what a lot -- >> well that's a bullish way, 10, 12, 13% of the market. gina martin adams is an equity strategist at wells fargo securities. ned talks off a lot of things, unemployment. auto, housing, asia. you put those same things into a mix and you don't get as optimistic a view as he does. >> it's more likely the market takes a little bit of pous and a lot of that is because of policy and everything that's going on in washington, creating some degree of limited risk tolerance. but the other key component is earnings. the market has risen
%, or whatever you're willing to risk, high number of diversified extremely risky bets. >> why? >> we have medium risk portfolio but you did a lot better than someone who has a hundred percent of the portfolio at medium risk. >> in your portfolio. you say, you feel only comfortable -- and i respect that. i'm talking about the things that you actually own. >> yes. >> in your world, what are those highly risky bets? >> i mean, i put it in stocks. i don't want to say names of companies. i own stocks, i own diversified number of them, across things. i also own not well known stocks because you need to know a lot of these because they are the stocks of tomorrow. and also i'm trying to get into venture capital, although there is to much paperwork so i get a headache. >> one of the things that we used to talk about a lot was that you know, bet that would pay off gigantically. even though they were very unlikely to happen. are you still doing that? >> of course, option. my career was made -- i started in crash of '87. so i understand very well can you do well from randomness. but over all, my point isn't
. >> see you monday more the inauguration. >> you bet. >> now to another breaking news station. this one in algeria. things are still very fluid. the terrorists are still holding hostages 800 miles south of aljeers. they also want the blind sheik. he was tied to the world trade center attack in 1993. jackie deangelo has news for us at the desk. hi, jackie. >> the united states announcing it does not make deals with the terrorists with respect to the bloody three-day standoff in algeria. this after an islamist gunman proposing to swap terrorist for the sheik jailed in the u.s. for terrorism. algeria state tv is reporting that nearly 100 of the 132 foreign workers that were being held hostage have been freed but remember, the location of this gas facility in algeria is so remote it's been really difficult to get accurate information and accounts of what's actually happening on the ground. even if those numbers are correct, the fate of about 30 workers is still unclear at this point. meantime, while we've begun to see first images of freed hostages arriving a the a hospital in algeria for t
to stop $6 billion in losses from risky derivatives bets last year. dimon will reportedly take home $11.5 million in compensation from 2012, down sharply from the $23 million he earned in 2011. dimon says he "respected" the board's decision. goldman sachs and morgan stanley are the latest firms sending homeowners checks for wrongful foreclosure activity. in total, both firms will pay $557 million to over 200,000 borrowers. federal regulators have forced other banks, including bank of america, jp morgan and citigroup, to pay similar fines. the fed says banks rushed the foreclosure process during the financial crisis. shares of hewlett packard shot up 4% on a report a buyer is interested in its "autonomy" division. autonomy is the software company hp picked up in 2011 for $11 billion. later, hp revealed that executives with autonomy allegedly fudged accounting numbers. autonomy execs deny the allegations. hewlett-packard won't say if the buyout offers are true. the federal trade commission will uphold a decision that popular juice maker pom used deceptive ads. pom wonderful advertises its
's berkshire hathaway performed better than the rest of the market, mostly by betting on banks. the oracle of omaha is known for his stock picking stragtegies. for 2012, buffett's berkshire class-a shares gained 17%, while the s&p 500 index advanced 13%. among the top performers in the buffett portfolio, wells fargo, american express and... there was also that $5-billion wager on bank of america. buffett bought shares of b.a.c. at $7.14 in august of 2011. the stock now trades around $12 and jumped more than 100% last year. it's likely intel's new tv service will not be ready in time for this month's consumer electronics show. the chip- maker is creating a new video cable & streaming service that offers individual channels and even individual shows on an a la carte basis to subscribers, rather than the usual bundle of channels. the wall street journal reports that negotiations with content providers have delayed the launch of intel tv until later this year. tvs with supersized screens are heading to households. lg electronics is taking pre-orders for "ultra" tvs. the 55-inch set uses organi
pushed to take big bets. that's later. but first, the shocking truth over the web of lies about flame retardents. why it's more toxic than you think. bill moller joins us next, after this "in the know" message. last spring the chicago tribune broke an explosive story about toxic flame retards used in furniture & the deceptive campaign to create demand for these chemicals. the reporting brought on all kinds of federal and state scrutiny. now the industry has come forward with a scientific report which has already been cited in congressional hearings. in a follow-up investigation, the tribune has found this study too is highly flawed. reporter sam roe wrote the story for the paper. first sam, in a nutshell, what did the paper find as to these flame retardants? > > the flame retardants don't work as advertised. they're in furniture throughout america and virtually every home, which would be great if they slowed fires, but what we found is that the data doesn't support that. they are not really effective, yet they pose health risks: they get out, they migrate, they get into us, they get i
to give us that kind of information. thank you. that's tim biggam of trading block. > > you bet. thanks angie. we are running out of time for today. be sure and come back tomorrow for a preview of the films movie studios will roll out this winter. find out which ones are worth your money. from all of us at first business, thank you for watching.
on that is 45. just for a halfway retracement from 2007 highs to these recent lows. > > we'll get a bet on that one, too. > round three: wing ding: chicken wing prices will be the highest ever for the superbowl this year as corn feed costs soar. what's ahead for grain futures in 2013? > > i am the chicken expert here. it takes 2 lbs. of grain to make 1 lb. of chicken, so that is the reason you have got these prices up 30% from last year. so it will be interesting to see what the weather brings us for next year. that is the one thing that you can't predict and you don't know what is going to happen. > > weather will be important, but you also look at u.s. farmers. they are going to plant 99 million acres of corn. that will be the highest level since the 1930's. there is going to be way too much supply on corn. i think the ags are going lower. > > rain makes grain. without moisture we get no grain. and right now we have no snow cover on the ground here in chicago. 55 degrees in- > > i want to do one more trade: i want to short chicken wings and buy chicken ribs. > i love it. let's take a
, martin indyk, on some of the big bets president obama is making during his second term in foreign policy. >>> good monday morning for you on first look. coming up, democrats insist on a single bill and republicans insist they better change or risk further election. >>> a wave of unrest leaves more than 50 dead and a state of emergency in egypt over islamist policy. >>> ice storms and snow headed to the mideast. a possible breakthrough to help migraine sufferers. and the president obama on hillary clinton and the outlook for 2016. >> you guys in the press are incorrigible. i was literally inaugurated four days ago. and you're talking about elections four years from now. >>> it's nice to see you. i'm veronica de la cruz. this week, president obama puts immigration reform front and center on his agenda. on tuesday he will outline his overhaul in a major speech in las vegas, and even a bipartisan group of senators is on board to reform the system that impacts 11 million undocumented people in america. tracie potts has details for us. good morning. >> reporter: veronica, good morning. keep in
. >> i mean, they think so. they seem to be hedging their bets and saying it's not just about one smartphone, it's about a mobile computing system. take that for what it's worth. but, you know, they think that they have something viable and powerful. they're confident. everything they've said over the last few months and employees that i've talked to are confident that this is something new and that the market will respond. >> will, good to see you. thanks for joining us. all will be revealed later. will connors, reporter at the "wall street journal." i'm talking about in terms of the phone. >> 10:00 a.m. eastern, correct? five hours to go. countdown. >>> boeing's ongoing dreamliner woes threaten to overshadow its report later today for fourth quarter earnings. can it keep flying high? >>> welcome to "worldwide exchange." if you're just tuning in, i'm kelly evans. >> i'm ross westgate. here are your headlines. >> spain sees a bigger than expected drop in fourth quarter gdp as one of its most indebted regions asked for nine billion euros. >>> trades low after posting full-year earn
are not betting against a further rally, a strong rally now that we had this fiscal deal. the indicators at the moment are for a flatter open for u.s. indices. >> steve sedgwick, thank you very much. >>> with so much time an energy devoted to the fiscal cliff, there were other big issues on capitol hill that got put off until the new congress arrives tomorrow. that includes a bill to help those effected by superstorm sandy. a package was passed last week by the senate, now lawmaker also have to start the process from scratch because legislation does not carry over from the last congress to this new one. for those hit hardest by the storm, the frustration was bipartisan. >> this congress is apparently leaving town without responding to that emergency. there's not one of us, not one of us in this congress that could not be in the same position. and i'm deeply disappointed, mr. speaker. and the people who have been damaged by sandy, including governor christie, a republican, and governor cuomo, a democrat, should be deeply disappointed and, yes, angry. >> we have a moral obligation to hold
speaker boehner, but whether they will vote to actually remove him, that is highly doubtful. the bet is that he will retain his speakership. he just walked by. he was asked does he have any consternation about this vote and he said absolutely not. he has confidence. there are some up on capitol hill that think there is a slight chance that they could get to a second ballot. that has not happened in decades. most bet that speaker boehner will have everyone in line and he will retain his speakership. connell: what is really going on up there? northeast republicans angry about the hurricane sandy bill. we knew the other day, it was really a mess getting the fiscal cliff legislation to the floor. all of this talk about the rivalry between the majority speaker and the leader. are there not enough votes to defeat him so people are afraid to go against him? >> you know, he actually has a decent amount of support. looking back at how they handled a pretty bad hand, even the most conservative members said, listen, he gave us a shout. they went into that gop conference meeting and said here is
are -- i think the republicans are betting maybe the tax hikes were off the table, and then pelosi on down the democrats are saying no that's not the case. how do you see the next round going? >> i think unfortunately people have an expectation that there will be theatrics, brinksmanship, then there will be some sort of agreement or deferral or kicking the can down the road, and nobody has an expectation that there will be effectiveness or really solving a problem, certainly solving a problem for the long-term. there's just diminished expectations about what washington generally and congress specifically can even achieve and people are getting discouraged and that becomes sort of a self-fulfilling prophesy where people don't expect much. they don't get much. and it's a circle. it's a cycle that inhibits washington, government's effectiveness, congress's effectiveness and it's a license to make our problems worse and not make them better. people need to hold congress to a higher standard, and right now there's such a bad attitude, there's no sense that congress should or could be held to th
for you to place some bets there. take a look at the treasury market. they are fighting over the debt ceiling. no worries about our ability to repay our debt. ♪ [ male announcer ] where do you turn for legal matters? maybe you want to incorporate a business. orrotect your family with a will or living trust. and you'd like the help of an attorney. at legalzoom a legaplan attorney is available in most states with every personalized document to answer questions. get started at legalzoom.com today. and now you're protected. >> i have your fox business brief. conoco phillips is selling some of its properties in north dakota and montana. the deal is expected to close in the first quarter. shares of usa compression partners are under pressure. the pricing of the company of 11 million shares at $18 each fell short of the estimated range. they are the first ipo of the year. shares of given imaging are trailing on news that they are taking itself off the market. they are no longer considering a sale or possible merger. they will focus on their current operating plan. that is the latest from t
money. lori: it makes you wonder if mother nature has a bet on commodities. jeff flock. melissa: oh, my goodness. over half of the economy will stay stable in the next couple of months. would you describe that as optimistic that they need to be studied? >> i think it is a relative gain. house ceos have been operating over the last three or four years now. melissa: they think the economy will be relatively stable. >> that is correct. there are a lot of different of and downs within that. you have tremendous uncertainty when you look at can actually gain market share, can imagine through the global uncertainty that is there in the economy right now. melissa: they are not that optimistic. i am surprised to hear that they even think that the economy will stay stable. we sort of have one down, three to go if you look at the debt limit. the congressional budget cliff, as well. >> the housing market stabilizing and turning around. confidence of the consumer, it is there. but you do have that uncertainty coming from government action or lack there of. melissa: they want to focus on creating a s
shouldn't really help with your love life. yoplait. it is so good! >>> you can bet this place is going to be busy today. a live look at express car wash on georgia avenue in northwest washington. but there's always a but. you may want to hold off on getting the salt off your car. we have freezing rain headed our way. our photographer, roy, out there saying that the owners are saying they're having brisk business. >> remember, it could be a messy monday. we'll update you on that. good morning. welcome to "news4 today." i'm chris gordon in today for richard jordan. >>> i'm angie goff. it is sunday, january 27, 2013. time now for a check on your forecast. >> let's check in with meteorologist kim martucci. yes, she's outside on storm 4 weather deck. >> all bundled up. >> it the deck, the patio, is it a terrace? it's outside. i'm happy to be out here. we get a little cooped up. i'm not complaining because today is a nice day. the wind isn't blowing too much. the sun is brilliant. i see blue skies. if you wash your car, do note that even if we don't get freezing rain tomorrow morning, the ro
still think you will see a good jobs number tomorrow. i would say it is about 45% probability it is bet are than 185, closer to 200. we will see. but that's how you make money. >> joey. >> let's talk real quick about master card. i think an excellent quarter they reported. 52 week high. pulls back to 17. the way you play it, below 500, you get out. but 585, add more because it is going to 600. >> stephanie? >> adt. we like it. we've been buying it. it was a good quarter in earnings. revenues were a little bit light but i think that will improve as economy gradually improves. these guys have a share in home security business. reasonable valuation even though it had a nice move. >> man with a wall clock on his wrist. >> that's right. wall clock right there, baby. amn. february 31 calls short term trade but they are buying up these calls at about four times the open interest. i like the opening trade. >> let's get a quick look at the dow. last trading day of what's been a pretty good month, as you know, for stocks. there it is. dow under 13,900. making a march towards 14. hasn't been able
cents, energy bear, efy, outperforming today the leveraged etf makes a triple bearish bet on energy market, a trifecta if you like. sandra: a new report out from fannie mae giving a lift to two housing-related plays, sill yo and trillo. 40% of the people think home prices will go up in the new year. >>> earnings season about to kick off. we have an analyst from thomson reuters with three stocks, he said, ashley will beat. he has three stocks that he thinks will beat earnings estimates. they may surprise you. ashley: get a pen and paper. write them down. the college bowl season reaching its pique as noter -- peak as notre dame takes on alabama. would that be better or worse for business though? we'll investigate. sandra: we certainly will. first we'll take, tell you what drove the markets today with today's data download. stocks falling with all three major averages closing lower as investors get ready for tomorrow's start of fourth quarter earnings season, everybody. s&p index retreating from a five-year high to end in the red. utilities and energy was the day's worst-performing sec
bets ahead the weekend, but right now, on the screen, at least the nasdaq and dow are slightly above the flat line. s&p just slightly below it, and the russell 2,000 pulled back by 1.73, but, look, the russell has been on a tear the last couple weeks hitting record highs at one point. the financials, are you one of those who put your money in the big financial names at the start of the year because they did so well last year? well, financials are noticeably weak today, perhaps profit taking going on in the slew of earnings. wells fargo in a second, they kicked off earning season for the financial names. bank of america, down one and three quarters percent. citi down nearly 2%. the significant factor though is the third name on the screen. today's trading having to do with wells fargo. wells pulling back one and a quarter percent. after delivers better than expected earnings and revenue, net interest margins a big concern. tracy and ashley talked about this. they fell more than analysts anticipated, more than traders anticipated so the stock moves low e and the company saying that is
the yields will go higher throughout the course of the year, but i would not throw in the towel or bet all my eggs. i still think that there is a chance that as long as inflation remains low in the economy remained steady but not running away from us there is a chance that buying yields will at least remain in the same range of where they are now. liz: well, we like to have smart guys like you want because you can tell us what to anticipate. half of the battle is anticipating in being ready. to you have two major concerns, two things that could possibly happen that could derail the picture entirely? >> again, treasuries are going to be aafunction of inflation and economic growth. all of noise around what's going on in congress, and certainly what the fed will do. the fed pulls completely out between now and the end of the year, that would be a major factor. at least -- but they have also said that unless unemployment is below six and a half%. let's say we have -- that's one thing. economic growth and as long as we're in this pattern between two and two and a half percent growth rate without m
viewer, right? >> it's a little more complicated, but so much money has been lost betting interest rates, traditional methods of shorting bond futures, shorting rates, that it makes sense to look at small strategy ta gives you a lot of staying power. >> wa about converts or junk? >> yeah, high yield. >> interesting with interest rates going up, doesn't necessarily mean junk yields would go up. you would think if interest rates are going up, ultimately, it's been corroborate with a strong economy which tends to be a good environment for higher yield debt as the stronger economy would still translate to lower defaults and better credit in general. so i wouldn't say that betting on higher corporate yields, particularly higher junk or high yield rates is the best way to bet on interest rates. >> what could we look for for a total return for the next couple of years if we did everything right? >> on the upon side? >> yeah. >> you're still probably looking for total returns in the mid single digits, which would include a coupon that you're getting. >> you think equities could be okay, though?
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